Heirlooms are rare this time of year, so take advantage of your local produce and pick 'em in time for your next Sunday brunch - perhaps Christmas or New Years? The cast-iron skillet showcases gorgeous hues of oranges and reds. Wake up your loved ones this weekend with the smell of fresh basil and sizzling on the stove.
Makes 6 servings
2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons butter, cubed 6 large eggs 3 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons grated gruyere cheese 3-4 sticks asparagus, cut into 3-inch pieces on the diagonal 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon chopped pistou basil Handful of green basil Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 pounds ripe heirloom tomatoes (mixed colors & sizes), cut crosswise into 1/4 inch slices
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly beat eggs in a medium bowl. Stir in sausage, cheese, pistou basil and garlic, cubes of butter and season with salt and pepper. When oil is shimmering, pour egg mixture into pan and cook until eggs begin to turn golden brown around the edges. Arrange tomato slices, asparagus and basil leaves on top of egg mixture. (Some tomato slices may sink.)
4. Transfer skillet to oven and bake frittata until eggs are just set in the center, 10-12 minutes. Using a heatproof spatula, loosen frittata from pan and slide onto a warm plate. Slice and serve warm or at room temperature.